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  • Charles Manson Hospitalized ... 'It's Just a Matter of Time'

    11/15/2017 5:26:07 PM PST · by blueyon · 76 replies
    tmz ^ | 11/15/17 | tmz??
    Charles Manson is in the hospital and, as one source familiar with his situation tells TMZ, "it's not going to get any better for him." We're told Manson was rushed to a Bakersfield hospital 3 days ago, and has been wheeled around on a gurney for various treatments ... escorted by 5 uniformed cops. We're told the 83-year-old Manson, who lays still covered in blankets, looks ashen. Our sources say Manson's health has been steadily deteriorating and, as it was put to us, "It's just a matter of time."
  • Manson follower Leslie Van Houten granted parole; Brown must make final decision

    09/06/2017 3:56:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 79 replies
    L A Times ^ | 09/06/2017 | Matt Hamilton
    The youngest of Manson's followers, Van Houten has been considered the least blameworthy member of the group and has been portrayed by supporters as a misguided teen under the influence of LSD on the night of the slayings. A former homecoming queen from Monrovia, she did not join in the Aug. 9, 1969, murders of Sharon Tate, the pregnant wife of film director Roman Polanski, and four others at the Benedict Canyon home that Tate was renting. But the following day, Van Houten was part of a group that stormed into the LaBiancas' home in Los Feliz. As Charles "Tex"...
  • Hell gets ready to welcome Charles Manson

    01/09/2017 12:26:16 PM PST · by ColdOne · 71 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 1/9/17 | Jaimie Schram
    Charles Manson is on his death bed, according to a newly published report. “He’s not good. His health is failing,” TMZ quoted a source familiar with the infamous cult leader’s health crisis. Last week, Manson, 82, was taken out of Corcoran State Prison in California’s Central Valley and rushed to a hospital in Bakersfield about 60 miles away for emergency surgery to stop his intestines from bleeding, sources told The Post.
  • Mass murderer Charles Manson seriously ill, moved to hospital, sources say

    01/03/2017 3:13:28 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 126 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | January 3, 2017 | Richard Winton
    Mass murderer Charles Manson was taken from a Central Valley prison to a hospital for an undisclosed medical issue, two sources familiar with the situation said.
  • The right call on Manson follower

    07/28/2016 8:31:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 28, 2016 | Dennis Lund
    It’s hard to believe it has been almost fifty years since the infamous Tate-LaBianca murders of 1969. Unfortunately, we are reminded of these murders on too regular a basis. They were again in the news recently when Gov. Brown overruled the parole board’s recommendation to release Leslie Van Houten, one of several Manson Family members convicted of murder. Good call -- she is where she belongs. If you lived in southern California at the time, you likely have strong memories of those events. It was an unusually hot August that year, when the Tate murders hit the news. Six people...
  • Woman found near Manson murders IDed after 47 years

    Jurvetson's body was found Nov. 16, 1969, by a birdwatcher in dense brush off the iconic Mulholland Drive. She had been stabbed 150 times and didn't have identification. ... After going unidentified for years, Jurvetson eventually became known Jane Doe No. 59. The location and timing of her killing, just a few miles away from several Manson family murders, has long fueled speculation that Jurvetson's case was connected. ... Police said they used DNA to identify Jurvetson after her sister recognized a photo posted of the young woman's body online. The sister, Anne Jurvetson, told People that the "free-spirited and...
  • Parole approved for Charles Manson cult member Leslie Van Houten

    04/14/2016 5:09:28 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 106 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 14 2016 | Associated Press
    CHINO, Calif. -- A California panel recommended parole Thursday for former Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten more than four decades after she went to prison for the notorious killings of a wealthy grocer and his wife. The decision will now undergo administrative review by the Board of Parole Hearings. If upheld it goes to Gov. Jerry Brown, who has the final word on whether the now-66-year-old Van Houten is released from the California Institution for Women in Chino. Brown previously blocked the parole of former Manson follower Bruce Davis, citing the gravity of his offenses and his refusal to...
  • Charles Manson Found Dead At Age 80 (hoax)

    09/15/2015 6:19:51 AM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 75 replies
    Now8News.com ^ | September 14, 2015
    News 8 – Corcoran, California – Charles Manson, leader of the 1960’s cult group the ‘Manson Family’ was found dead in his Corcoran State Prison cell early Monday morning. Correction officers approached Manson’s cell after they heard strange noises of banging and hollering at approximately 3:17 AM on September 14. When they arrived at Manson’s cell, they found him on the ground with a slit throat –  alongside him, a suicide note which read:  “As I write this letter on September 14 at 2:20 AM, I feel my soul rising to greatness. I am God, a great leader. These children that...
  • Parole recommended for Charles Manson follower Bruce Davis

    08/28/2015 11:13:54 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Associated Press | August 27, 2015
    SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – After 43 years in prison, parole officials again say it is safe to free Charles Manson follower Bruce Davis. Parole commissioners recommended Thursday that Davis be paroled in the 1969 slayings of musician Gary Hinman and stuntman Donald "Shorty" Shea. It's the fourth time for such a recommendation, but the 72-year-old Davis remains imprisoned at California Men's Colony in San Luis Obispo.
  • Former LA Prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi Dies at 80

    06/09/2015 8:05:05 AM PDT · by Borges · 21 replies
    NBC L.A. ^ | 6/9/2015 | Jack Noyes and Kelly Goff
    Famed former prosecutor and author Vincent Bugliosi has died of cancer at age 80, family members said Monday night. Bugliosi was best known for successfully prosecuting Charles Manson and three followers for the 1969 murders of actress Sharon Tate and six other. He later co-wrote the book “Helter Skelter” detailing the Tate-LaBianca murder trial. Born in Hibbing, Minnesota, Bugliosi moved to LA in the 1960s, where he earned his law degree from UCLA. During his time with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office, he successfully secured convictions in 105 of 106 felony jury trials, including 21 murder cases. Bugliosi...
  • Charles Manson prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi dies at 80

    06/09/2015 6:06:06 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 21 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | June 09, 2015
    LOS ANGELES – Vincent Bugliosi, a prosecutor who parlayed his handling of the Charles Manson trial into a career as a bestselling author, has died, his son said Monday night. He was 80 years old. Bugliosi, who had struggled with cancer in recent years, died Saturday night at a hospital in Los Angeles, his son, Vincent Bugliosi Jr., told The Associated Press. Bugliosi Jr. said his father had "an unflagging dedication to justice" in everything he did.
  • California governor denies parole to Manson follower Davis

    08/09/2014 9:36:42 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 9, 2014 | AP
    LOS ANGELES – Gov. Jerry Brown reversed a parole board and denied on Friday the release of a former Charles Manson follower who served more than 43 years in prison. It was the third time a California governor denied the release of Bruce Davis, 71, a member of the murderous Manson Family who was convicted in the 1969 slayings of musician Gary Hinman and stuntman Donald "Shorty" Shea.
  • 10 Chilling New Things About Charles Manson Detailed in His New Biography

    08/12/2013 10:35:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    LA Weekly ^ | Mon., Aug. 12 2013 | Sarah Fenske
    There's a new biography of Charles Manson out this month -- which seems like the last thing America needs, in light of the reams of print that have already been devoted to the wannabe pop star who led his "family" to commit nine murders in the summer of 1969, terrifying Los Angeles. And yet Manson: The Life of Times and Charles Manson by Jeff Guinn is riveting, a thoroughly researched biography that manages to be a breezy page-turner. Even those who've already read extensively about the Manson murders and their aftermath may find new insight into the pint-sized West Virginia-born...
  • Woman who tried to kill Ford to be released August 16

    08/05/2009 2:32:02 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies · 1,050+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 5, 2009
    The woman who tried to assassinate President Gerald Ford is expected to be released from prison on August 16 after serving her sentence. Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, a one-time follower of mass murderer Charles Manson, has been serving a life sentence . Fromme has been incarcerated at a prison in Fort Worth, Texas. Fromme had told her defense attorney she staged the attack because she "wanted to get some attention for a new trial" for Manson and members of his gang.
  • Manson family member Leslie Van Houten is again denied freedom

    06/05/2013 6:19:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 99 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 5, 2013 | Andrew Blankstein
    A parole board on Wednesday rejected Manson family member Leslie Van Houten's 19th attempt to win freedom. The board also decided she could not seek parole again for five years. Van Houten, 63, was convicted of murder and conspiracy in the 1969 killings of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca in their home in Los Feliz. She has repeatedly been denied bids for parole over the last four decades. “Given the brutality of the murders of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca and Van Houten’s willing and active participation in this evil, pre-planned and violent crime, we are pleased with the parole board’s decision...
  • Governor denies parole to ex-Manson follower

    03/01/2013 8:15:21 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    SF Gate ^ | March 1, 2013 | Linda Deutsch - AP
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The enduring mystery of why young people joined Charles Manson's murderous family appeared to be at the heart of Gov. Jerry Brown's decision Friday to reverse a parole board's recommendation and keep Bruce Davis in prison. Brown said he wants Davis, who has been behind bars for 42 years, to come clean about all the details of his involvement with Manson's cult and the two gruesome killings of a stuntman and a musician.
  • California governor weighs parole for Charles Manson follower

    02/03/2013 5:15:15 PM PST · by george76 · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | February 2, 2013 | Michael Martinez and Kyung Lah
    California Gov. Jerry Brown is considering whether to grant parole to a convicted murderer who followed notorious killer Charles Manson, a spokeswoman for the governor said. Brown's office received a formal recommendation from the state board parole Friday to release Bruce Davis, 70, who would be the first Manson "family" member to secure freedom solely for good behavior. Brown has 30 days -- or until March 3 -- to either modify, affirm or reverse the parole board's recommendation, a corrections spokeswoman said. In 2010, Davis secured his first formal recommendation for parole by the state board, but then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger...
  • Exclusive: New Evidence Possible in Manson Family Murders

    05/24/2012 6:18:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 34 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | May 24, 2012 | Olsen Ebright and Patrick Healy
    Possible new evidence has surfaced in the Manson Family murders and police are poised to hear it for the first time, according to documents obtained by NBC4. In a letter dated March 19, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck requested "eight hours or so" of audio recordings between attorney Bill Boyd and his then-client Charles "Tex" Watson, according to a U.S. bankruptcy filing. Watson, the former right-hand man of Charles Manson, is currently serving a life sentence for his involvement in the 1969 Manson Family murders. Although the LAPD has yet to receive the recordings, police believe the interviews could contain information...
  • Manson acolyte 'Tex' Watson denied parole

    11/16/2011 4:06:34 PM PST · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | November 16, 2011 | CNN Staff
    (CNN) -- Charles Denton "Tex" Watson, one of the chief participants in the Manson Family murders in the summer of 1969, will stay in prison at least another five years, the California Board of Parole Hearings announced Wednesday. Watson, 65, was denied parole for the 16th time, the board said, and will not be considered again until 2016.
  • Charles Manson family member who admitted stabbing heiress on his orders is denied parole

    01/26/2011 1:05:53 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 73 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4:49 PM on 21st January 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    A Charles Manson follower has been ordered to remain in prison after parole board officials rejected her claim she was a changed woman. The two-member panel said the viciousness and notoriety of Patricia Krenwinkel's crimes outweighed her efforts at rehabilitation behind bars. Krenwinkel, now 63, wept and apologised during the hearing, but officials said the deaths of seven people in the 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders 'remained relevant'.